After graduating in Economics in Amsterdam in 1991, he started working at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Two years later he did the post-doctoral Controllers degree. From 1996 to 1998 worked for Ernst & Young in Chicago and has been involved in dozens of purchase and sales transactions since his return to the Netherlands for the same company as an advisor for buyers and sellers. Since 1 March 2007 he has been working for Antea Participaties as Investment Manager, where he is responsible for the selection and purchase and sale of participations, as well as for the management of a part of the portfolio. He was appointed Director from January 1, 2010. Has been a board member of the DCFA (Dutch Corporate Finance Association) since 2014.